Paul Rusch in Postwar Japan
Evangelism, Rural Development, and the Battle Against Communism
Paul Rusch first traveled from Louisville, Kentucky, to Tokyo in 1925 to help rebuild YMCA facilities in the wake of the Great Kanto earthquake. What was planned as a yearlong stay became his life's work as he joined with the Japan Episcopal Church to promote democracy and Western Christian ideals. Over the course of his remarkable life, Rusch served as a college professor and Episcopal missionary, and he was a catalyst for agricultural development, introducing dairy farming to highland Japan.
University Press of Kentucky, 9780813176079, 296pp.
Publication Date: December 7, 2018